Ryan Poles closes in on becoming new Bears G.M.

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There are still eight head-coaching vacancies in the NFL. But there may soon be only one G.M. vacancy.

Per multiple sources, the Bears are closing in on hiring Ryan Poles as the next General Manager of the team.

Poles currently serves as executive director of player personnel with the Chiefs, a job he has held since 2021.

Poles had been a finalist for both the Bears and Vikings job. Which means that the Vikings will now have to move on to plan B.

The Bears would then have to hire a head coach. Candidates include former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell, Cowboys defensive coordinator (and former Falcons coach) Dan Quinn, and Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is interviewing today.

30 responses to “Ryan Poles closes in on becoming new Bears G.M.

  1. Why would Poles sign with the Bears before his second interview with the Vikings? Is he excited about getting fired in three years?

  2. I can only hope that Poles is the right guy. If he in fact gets hired. I hope he and he alone does the hiring of all coaches and staff. Not the Mckaskey’s or Ted Phillips. Good going Bears. Just heard he is in fact, the new Bears GM.

  3. Regardless of his football qualifications/acumen, because he is hired by the Bears, he will suck at his job. It’s the law. Here’s to 5 more years of suffering before the next regime is brought in to make us suffer for another 5 years, after which the next regime…..Sigh…..

  4. Poles was the Vikings plan B. They’ll announce they hired the Browns guy by this time tomorrow.

  5. Good hire by the Bears. There’s a reason the Vikes planned to interview the other guy first.

  6. You never know how these types of hires turn out so I’ll just be cautiously optimistic and also be happy they didn’t choose Jeff Ireland

  7. Dan Quinn LMAO…. good luck with that! After watching him for several years in Atlanta I can confirm he is a complete buffoon.

  8. purpleguy says:
    January 25, 2022 at 1:37 pm
    Good hire by the Bears. There’s a reason the Vikes planned to interview the other guy first

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    Because if there’s anybody that can evaluate GMs, it’s the Vikings.

  9. chadbildress says:
    January 25, 2022 at 1:21 pm
    Poles was the Vikings plan B. They’ll announce they hired the Browns guy by this time tomorrow.

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    Vikings don’t have a plan. Just waiting to see who’s left. Good potential hire by the Bears.

  10. I know next to nothing about this guy but the fact that he’s been on the inside of an organization that has been elite for some time gives me optimism. Now if the McCaskeys and Ted Phillips will just get out of his way and let him implement that changes that are badly needed.

  11. He was paging through legal verdicts and the name “Wilfs” jumped out. Took a U-Turn to Chicago.

  12. chadbildress says:
    January 25, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Poles was the Vikings plan B. They’ll announce they hired the Browns guy by this time tomorrow.
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    False. Poles was Plan A. They’re hiring the Browns guy because there’s no other choice now.

  13. I hope he has a pocket full of Mahommes, Kelces and Hills to bring with because the Bears have none of that kind of talent on the roster today.

  14. The Bears are adamant that the new GM will have full control over the head coaching selection…. from the group of two they have narrowed it down to.

  15. I have hope for Ryan Poles because he has a scouting background so I assume he can evaluate talent, which is something Ryan Pace failed at miserably for the most part.

  16. Glad to see a new name and a blank slate, rather than a revolving-door candidate. Congrats. Win us over.

  17. Vikings conning mediocre George to pull the trigger on a hiring someone not even as qualified as the last hire. Fire George !……..

  18. He has in fact been hired by Bears. So now please let him hire his own guy & hopefully his own guy is neither Dan Quinn nor Jim Caldwell

  19. Yeah dino2997
    Because the Bears have been such a paragon of good planning and personnel choices in the last decade. LOL.

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